Lot 127 of 522:
Hunt-Metcalf correspondence with letters & stamped envelopes  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$780
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Archive of some 47 stampless folded letters & 133 covers without letters (but addressed with stamps & postmarks), sent to members of the Hunt family of Providence, Rhode Island
Author:
Place:
Various places
Publisher:
Date:
c.1835-1875
Description:

Approx. 180 pieces in all. Each in protective glassine envelope with descriptive label affixed.

Remarkable archive beginning with letters on stampless lettersheets from the 1830's then transforming to stamped covers from the 1850's onward, with the letters removed. The archive offer both a compelling early correspondence relating to these two melded and highly influential New England families, and a significant early American philatelic crossview, beginning with the 3ct 1851-57 issue through the 3ct 1861 issue. The collection was featured in a 7-page article in the September 2017 issue of American Philatelist. Additional information on the collection and the content of the letters available on request.

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Condition:
Very good or better condition.
 
Item number:
305452
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